Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur – along with current winemaker François – was born of the marriage of Vincent Bitouzet (of Volnay) and Ann Prieur (of Meusault), bringing together two distinguished Burgundian families.
The domaine has a red cellar next door to Lafarge (who are distant cousins) and a white cellar in Meursault, with reds making up approximately 60 percent of production.
The estate’s notable vineyard holdings include a selection of the finest Premier Cru sites in Volnay and Meursault. The whites are elegant and restrained, rather than being broad-shouldered, old-fashioned Meursault. The reds are de-stemmed, with new oak kept to a modest level.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand and go directly into the press. The pressing operation is smooth and slow in order to extract the grapes’ best constituents. After a light settling, the musts are transferred into French oak barrels (20-25% new oak), where alcoholic fermentation (using indigenous yeasts) will take place, followed by malo-lactic fermentation. After 12-16 months’ ageing, the first racking, then a light fining, are carried out. Bottling takes place at the end of the second winter following the harvest.
Tasting Note: White gold in colour. Vanilla, honey and white flowers on the nose. Smooth and fat on the palate, both on entry and on the finish, well-built yet always possessing “charm” and elegance.
比圖澤-普里厄酒莊（Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur）位於法國勃艮第（Burgundy）伯恩丘（Cote de Beaune）產區的沃爾奈（Volnay）產酒村，是該產區內的一座精品酒莊。